can I get more than 8 bits on WinVNC/Windows version??

Simon Biber simon "at" basilisk2.cjb.net
Sun, 05 Nov 2000 08:14:02 +0000


The vncviewer cannot determine what colour depth the server runs on. That
has to be set on the server. While connected, can you go to Control Panel,
Display, and change it there?

Simon.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Joel M. Hoffman" <joel "at" exc.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 01, 1970 12:49 PM
Subject: can I get more than 8 bits on WinVNC/Windows version??


> I hate to bother the list with this, because it must be a very simple
> question, but I've looked everywhere, twice, and I can't find the
> answer.
>
> No matter what I do, I only get 8-bit color when viewing my Windows
> VNC environment.  I've tried from another windows machine, and from a
> Unix machine.  The windows machines can view my Unix machine just
> fine, but no matter what I do, I get 8-bit color when viewing the
> Windows machine.
>
> When started the viewer on the Unix machine, here'w what I get:
>
> +----------<
> |
> | Connected to VNC server, using protocol version 3.3
> | VNC server default format:
> |   8 bits per pixel.
> |   Colour map (not true colour).
> |
> +-------------------->
>
> I invoked the vncviewer this way:
>
> ./vncviewer -truecolour -owncmap -depth 32  10.0.0.10:0
>
> No command line on the vncviewer helps.
>
> WHAT am I doing wrong?
>
> Many thanks for putting up with what must be a very silly mistake on
> my part.
>
> -Joel Hoffman
> (joel "at" exc.com)
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